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DECEMBER 11, 2013
Find History Day help at MCPL
Need help finding resources for your National History Day project? 

The Marathon County Public Library Reference Desk staff at MCPL Wausau are always ready to help you with your research. Contact the MCPL Wausau Reference Desk at 715-261-7230 to make an appointment with one of our reference desk staff for personalized help and recommended resources for your topic. Appointments are recommended, but not necessary.

If you can't make it to the library, you may email ref@mcpl.us, chat with us online or take a look at some of our recommended online resources.

How to access MCPL’s Online Resources for your research:
  1. Go to the Marathon County Public Library Website: www.mcpl.us
  2. Find “Research “ in the menu bar across the top of the page.
  3. On the drop-down menu, click on Online Resources. Here you will see a listing of all of MCPL’s online resource pages, with links.
  4. Choose the database you wish to use. From home you will need to provide your library card number and pin number. For history research, try the following:

Access Newspaper Archive
Millions of searchable newspaper pages, dating as far back as the 1700s, presented in a PDF format that preserves the original context and format of content.
EBSCOhost
 Multiple databases of magazines, journals, newspapers, images and reference resources.
HeritageQuest
Provides you with a connection for tracing family history and American culture. Images of original documents are provided.
 

More Valuable Websites for History Research
Look for “digital collection” “research” “online archives” as a starting place for your search.
 
Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Library of Congress Digital Collections http://www.loc.gov/library/libarch-digital.html

National Archives http://www.archives.gov/

National Archives Digital Vaults http://www.digitalvaults.org/

Smithsonian http://www.si.edu/
Yale Avalon Project http://avalon.law.yale.edu/default.asp
Internet Archive http://archive.org/index.php
Wisconsin Historical Society http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/


 


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JULY 16, 2013
Pixels and Pages Teen Magazine
Pixels & Pages 2013

The long wait is over! The 2013 edition of Pixels & Pages features works of art and creative writing from teens all across Marathon County. Print copies are available at your local library. Click the image to the left to access the new issue online. After you’ve finished reading this year’s magazine, don’t forget to submit your work for next year. 

During the past year, teens from Marathon County submitted more than 100 pieces of creative writing and visual art. Teen and staff judges selected a variety of pieces to be published in this magazine. Students from Wausau East High School's Graphic Communications III class prepared the material for publication. The magazine, encouraging creative writing and visual arts, was made possible by a grant from The Friends of the Marathon County Public Library.


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JULY 1, 2013
July Volunteer of the Month
Congratulations to Abigail Hoyt, Marathon County Public Library’s July Volunteer of the Month! Abigail has been volunteering at the Wausau Headquarters for about one and a half years and is currently president of MCPL’s Teen Advisory Group.

“I love the library and I know a lot of work goes into running it,” says Abigail about why she volunteers. “Volunteering is how I can help get things done. Plus, who doesn’t like being around that many books?” At the library, Abigail enjoys die-cutting, pulling books, and working on the Little Free Libraries project. Abigail is interested in reading, writing, horseback riding and swimming. She is a graduated senior, a lifeguard, and swim instructor.

Thank you, Abigail, for all of your hard work and dedication to Marathon County Public Library. {{2013-7-31}} 
 


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JANUARY 29, 2013
2013 Award Winners: Newbery, Caldecott, Seuss, and Printz

The American Library Association (ALA) announced the top books for children and young adults this week. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the awards encourage original and creative work. Please note this is a partial listing. Use the link at the bottom of this post for a complete list.


Book Cover: 'This Is Not My Hat' by Jon Klassen This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen -- Winner: Caldecott Medal for most distinguished American picture book for children.

Book Cover: 'Creepy Carrots' by Illustrated by Peter Brown, written by Aaron ReynoldsCreepy Carrots by Illustrated by Peter Brown, written by Aaron Reynolds -- Honor Book: Caldecott Medal for most distinguished American picture book for children.

Book Cover: 'Extra Yarn ' by Illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by MarcBarnettExtra Yarn by Illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by MarcBarnett -- Honor Book: Caldecott Medal for most distinguished American picture book for children.

Book Cover: 'Green ' by Laura Vaccaro SeegerGreen by Laura Vaccaro Seeger -- Honor Book: Caldecott Medal for most distinguished American picture book for children.

Book Cover: 'One Cool Friend' by Illustrated by David Small, written by Toni BuzzeoOne Cool Friend by Illustrated by David Small, written by Toni Buzzeo -- Honor Book: Caldecott Medal for most distinguished American picture book for children.

Book Cover: 'Sleep Like a Tiger' by Illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Mary LogueSleep Like a Tiger by Illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Mary Logue -- Honor Book: Caldecott Medal for most distinguished American picture book for children.

Book Cover: 'Up, Tall and High! ' by Ethan LongUp, Tall and High! by Ethan Long -- Winner: Seuss Award for the most distinguished beginning reader book.

Book Cover: 'Let's Go For A Drive!' by Mo WillemsLet's Go For A Drive! by Mo Willems -- Honor Book: Seuss Award for the most distinguished beginning reader book.

Book Cover: 'Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons' by Eric Litwin and James Dean Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin and James Dean -- Honor Book: Seuss Award for the most distinguished beginning reader book.

Book Cover: 'Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover' by Cece BellRabbit and Robot: The Sleepover by Cece Bell -- Honor Book: Seuss Award for the most distinguished beginning reader book.

Book Cover: 'The One and Only Ivan' by Katherine ApplegateThe One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate -- Winner: Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature.

Book Cover: 'Splendors and Glooms' by Laura Amy SchlitzSplendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz -- Honor Book: Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature.

Book Cover: 'Bomb: The Race to Build - And Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon' by Steve SheinkinBomb: The Race to Build - And Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin -- Honor Book: Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature.

Book Cover: 'Three Times Lucky ' by Sheila TurnageThree Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage -- Honor Book: Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature.

Book Cover: 'In Darkness' by Nick LakeIn Darkness by Nick Lake -- Winner: Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults.

Book Cover: 'Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe' by Benjamin Alire SaenzAristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz -- Honor Book: Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults.

Book Cover: 'Code name Verity' by Elizabeth WeinCode name Verity by Elizabeth Wein -- Honor Book: Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults.

Book Cover: 'Dodger' by Terry PratchettDodger by Terry Pratchett -- Honor Book: Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults.

Book Cover: 'The White Bicycle' by Beverly BrennaThe White Bicycle by Beverly Brenna -- Honor Book: Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults.


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NOVEMBER 3, 2012
Nintendo Wii @ the Library!

Nintendo Wii is now available for students 8-12 years old in the Tween Scene at the Wausau Library!  The new gaming system offers tweens a new way to learn and experience gaming.  

"Why do libraries celebrate gaming? Library gaming programs encourage interaction between patrons of all ages and cultures. As games have evolved over the years to become more dynamic – requiring more interaction and socialization amongst players – so have libraries, by re-energizing themselves as community learning centers. Libraries still provide traditional services, but continue to change by offering new formats like video games and programs like family gaming nights...." states the American Library Association at http://ngd.ala.org

So, you're ready to play the Wii--it's easy!

  • Tweens must give their library card to staff at the children's desk. 
  • Staff will provide tweens with the equipment needed to play.
  • Play is limited to 1/2 hour sessions.
  • Tweens return the Wii equipment to the children's desk when they are finished.

Stop by the Tween Scene at the Wausau Library to play and learn on the Nintendo Wii.


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SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
Enter our Scary Story Contest!
A creative writing contest and workshop for grades 6-12.

Teens throughout Marathon County are invited to submit their best original spine-chilling tales to be featured on the MCPL website! Winning entries will be featured in the 2013 edition of "Pixels & Pages," the library's annual magazine of teen creative writing and art, and excerpts two entries will be published in the October 18th issue of the City Pages!
 
Stories may be submitted online at www.mcpl.us/scarystory.
(Stories should be at most 1,500 words, original and not published elsewhere.)
 
Plus, teens can attend our Scary Story Writing Workshop (Sat., 10/13, 2:00pm @ MCPL Wausau) to improve their stories before submitting them to the contest!
 
For more information, visit www.mcpl.us/teenzone or call 715-261-7203.

(from the MCPL Newsletter, Sept.-Nov. 2012) 

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JUNE 19, 2012
July 2012 Movie Schedule
The following free movies will be shown at the MCPL Wausau Headquarters in July!

Due to licensing restrictions, we cannot advertise the movies' titles online, but if you call 715-261-7200 or email us, we'll tell you. Otherwise, sign up for our monthly "Featured Events" email newsletter! 
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MARCH 23, 2012
Hungry for more?

If you liked The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, try one of these dystopian young adult novels.


Book Cover: 'Variant' by Wells, Robison E.Variant by Wells, Robison E.

Book Cover: 'Blood Red Road' by Young, MoiraBlood Red Road by Young, Moira

Book Cover: 'The House of the Scorpion' by Farmer, NancyThe House of the Scorpion by Farmer, Nancy

Book Cover: 'Hole in the Sky' by Hautman, PeteHole in the Sky by Hautman, Pete

Book Cover: 'Exodus' by Bertagna, JulieExodus by Bertagna, Julie

Book Cover: 'Dark Life' by Falls, KatDark Life by Falls, Kat

Book Cover: 'The Supernaturalist' by Colfer, EoinThe Supernaturalist by Colfer, Eoin

Book Cover: 'Epic' by Kostick, ConorEpic by Kostick, Conor

Book Cover: 'Uglies' by Westerfeld, ScottUglies by Westerfeld, Scott

Book Cover: 'Unwind' by Shusterman, NealUnwind by Shusterman, Neal

Book Cover: 'Life as we Knew it' by Pfeffer, Susan BethLife as we Knew it by Pfeffer, Susan Beth

Book Cover: 'Graceling' by Cashore, KristinGraceling by Cashore, Kristin

Book Cover: 'Candor' by Bachorz, PamCandor by Bachorz, Pam

Book Cover: 'Ship Breaker' by Bacigalupi, PauloShip Breaker by Bacigalupi, Paulo

Book Cover: 'Matched' by Condie, AllysonMatched by Condie, Allyson

Book Cover: 'The Maze Runner' by Dashner, JamesThe Maze Runner by Dashner, James

Book Cover: 'Incarceron' by Fisher, CatherineIncarceron by Fisher, Catherine

Book Cover: 'The Line' by Hall, TeriThe Line by Hall, Teri

Book Cover: 'Legend' by Lu, MarieLegend by Lu, Marie

Book Cover: 'Rot and Ruin' by Maberry, JonathanRot and Ruin by Maberry, Jonathan

Book Cover: 'The Unidentified' by Mariz, RaeThe Unidentified by Mariz, Rae

Book Cover: 'Cinder' by Meyer, MarissaCinder by Meyer, Marissa

Book Cover: 'Ashfall' by Mullin, MikeAshfall by Mullin, Mike

Book Cover: 'Across the Universe' by Revis, BethAcross the Universe by Revis, Beth

Book Cover: 'Divergent' by Roth, VeronicaDivergent by Roth, Veronica

Book Cover: 'Birthmarked' by O'Brien, Caragh M.Birthmarked by O'Brien, Caragh M.

Book Cover: 'The Knife of Never Letting Go' by Ness, PatrickThe Knife of Never Letting Go by Ness, Patrick

Book Cover: 'Under the Never Sky' by Rossi, VeronicaUnder the Never Sky by Rossi, Veronica


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MARCH 15, 2012
Fun, Absorbing Reads

These books are on my e-reader and in my book bag. I heartily recommend all of them. If you can suspend reality for a while you will enjoy these fun, absorbing adventures. Happy reading!


Book Cover: 'Dragonswood ' by Janet Lee Carey Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey -- In 1192 A.D. on Wilde Island, Tess, the daughter of a cruel blacksmith, is accused of witchcraft and must flee, but when she meets a handsome and enigmatic warden of Dragonswood who offers her shelter, she does not realize that he too harbors a secret that may finally bring about peace among the races of dragon, human, and fairy. Janet Lee Carey definitely knows how to tell a story; you won’t be disappointed.

Book Cover: 'Dragon's Keep' by Janet Lee Carey Dragon's Keep by Janet Lee Carey -- In 1145 A.D., as foretold by Merlin, fourteen-year-old Rosalind, who will be the twenty-first Pendragon Queen of Wilde Island, has much to accomplish to fulfill her destiny, while hiding from her people the dragon's claw she was born with that reflects only one of her mother's dark secrets. This companion novel to Dragonswood, was named the best book of the year by the American Library Association and School Library Journal. This enthralling story of a girl searching for her identity will keep you turning pages and perhaps rooting for the dragons. This is a wonderful story for teens and adults.

Book Cover: 'Earwig and the Witch' by Diana Wynne Jones Earwig and the Witch by Diana Wynne Jones -- Although an orphan, Earwig has always enjoyed living at St. Morwald's, where she manages to make everyone do her bidding, but when she is taken in by foster parents who are actually a witch and a demon, she has a hard time trying to turn the situation to her advantage. This plucky heroine’s story is a fun read.

Book Cover: 'Fateful' by Claudia Gray Fateful by Claudia Gray -- When seventeen-year-old Tess Davies, a ladies' maid, meets handsome Alec Marlow aboard the RMS Titanic, she quickly becomes entangled in the dark secrets of his past, but her growing love puts her in mortal peril even before fate steps in. This timely read will appeal to fans of the Downton Abbey series and those interested in stories about the RMS Titanic.

Book Cover: 'The One and Only Ivan' by Katherine Applegate The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate -- When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life. This tender story will capture your heart and perhaps leave you thinking more about our relationship to other living creatures; a story for all ages.

Book Cover: 'The Other Felix' by Keir Graff The Other Felix by Keir Graff -- Worrying about his father losing his job and the bully at school, fourth-grader Felix has terrifying dreams of the same monster-filled place every night until he meets someone there who looks and sounds strangely familiar. This story may help children facing similar challenges.


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JANUARY 26, 2012
2012 Award Winners: Newbery, Caldecott, Printz and more...

The American Library Association (ALA) announced the top books for children and young adults this week. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the awards encourage original and creative work. Please note this is a partial listing. Please use the link at the bottom of this post for a complete list.


Book Cover: 'Dead End in Norvelt' by Jack Gantos Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos -- Winner: John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature.

In the historic town of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack Gantos spends the summer of 1962 grounded for various offenses until he is assigned to help an elderly neighbor with a most unusual chore involving the newly dead, molten wax, twisted promises, Girl Scout cookies, underage driving, lessons from history, typewriting, and countless bloody noses.

Book Cover: 'Inside Out & Back Again' by Thanhha Lai Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai -- Honor Book: John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature.

Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.

Book Cover: 'Breaking Stalin’s Nose' by Eugene Yelchin Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin -- Honor Book: John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature.

In the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union, ten-year-old Sasha idolizes his father, a devoted Communist, but when police take his father away and leave Sasha homeless, he is forced to examine his own perceptions, values, and beliefs.

Book Cover: 'A Ball for Daisy' by Chris Raschka A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka -- Winner: Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children.

A wordless picture book showing the fun a dog has with her ball, and what happens when it is lost.

Book Cover: 'Blackout' by John Rocco Blackout by John Rocco -- Honor Book: Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children.

When a busy family's activities come to a halt because of a blackout, they find they enjoy spending time together and not being too busy for once.

Book Cover: 'Grandpa Green' by Lane Smith Grandpa Green by Lane Smith -- Honor Book: Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children.

A child explores the ordinary life of his extraordinary great-grandfather, as expressed in his topiary garden.

Book Cover: 'Me … Jane' by Patrick McDonnell Me … Jane by Patrick McDonnell -- Honor Book: Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Holding her stuffed toy chimpanzee, young Jane Goodall observes nature, reads Tarzan books, and dreams of living in Africa and helping animals. Includes biographical information on the prominent zoologist.
 

Book Cover: 'Where Things Come Back' by John Corey Whaley Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley -- Winner: Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults.

Seventeen-year-old Cullen's summer in Lily, Arkansas, is marked by his cousin's death by overdose, an alleged spotting of a woodpecker thought to be extinct, failed romances, and his younger brother's sudden disappearance.

Book Cover: 'Why We Broke Up' by Daniel Handler Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler -- Honor Book: Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults.

Sixteen-year-old Min Green writes a letter to Ed Slaterton in which she breaks up with him, documenting their relationship and how items in the accompanying box, from bottle caps to a cookbook, foretell the end.

Book Cover: 'The Returning' by Christine Hinwood The Returning by Christine Hinwood -- Honor Book: Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults.

Cam Attling, having lost an arm, is the only one from his town of Kayforl to return after twelve years of war. All his fellow soldiers were slain, and suspicion surrounds him. When his betrothal to Graceful Fenister is called off and his role in the community questioned, Cam leaves to find the lord who maimed him but spared his life, seeking answers and a new place in the world.

Book Cover: 'Jasper Jones' by Craig Silvey Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey -- Honor Book: Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults.

In small-town Australia, teens Jasper and Charlie form an unlikely friendship when one asks the other to help him cover up a murder until they can prove who is responsible.

Book Cover: 'The Scorpio Races' by Maggie Stiefvater The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater -- Honor Book: Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults.

Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.

Book Cover: 'Tales for Very Picky Eaters' by Josh Schneider Tales for Very Picky Eaters by Josh Schneider -- Winner: Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished beginning reader book.

A father tells outlandish stories while trying to get his young son, who is a very picky eater, to eat foods he thinks he will not like.

Book Cover: 'I Broke My Trunk' by Mo Willems I Broke My Trunk by Mo Willems -- Honor Book: Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished beginning reader book.

Gerald the elephant tells his best friend Piggie a long, crazy story about how he broke his trunk.

Book Cover: 'I Want My Hat Back' by Jon Klassen I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen -- Honor Book: Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished beginning reader book.

A bear almost gives up his search for his missing hat until he remembers something important, in a cumulative tale with a mischievous twist.

Book Cover: 'See Me Run' by Paul Meisel See Me Run by Paul Meisel -- Honor Book: Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished beginning reader book.

A dog has a fun-filled day at the dog park, in this easy-to-read story.


For a full list of awards and winners visit americanlibrariesmagazine.org/news/ala/american-library-association-announces-2012-youth-media-award-winners


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OCTOBER 18, 2011
My Story, Your Story
Have you or a member of your family ever dreamed of being a writer?  Then don’t miss hearing nationally recognized author,  Marion Dane Bauer on Tuesday, October 25, 6:30pm at the John Muir Middle School auditorium in Wausau.  “My Story, Your Story:  Creating Stories Together” is a free, family-friendly presentation blending short readings from some of her books with tips for beginning writers. 

Marion Dane Bauer has written 81 books, receiving a Newbery Honor Award for her book, On My Honor in 1987.  She has written books ranging from baby board books and picture books, to novels for tweens and teens, and books on writing for young people.

Her books will be available at the event for purchase, courtesy of Janke Book Store.  The Marathon County Public Library is providing a free writers journal, which will be given to the first 200 children and teens who attend this event.   Ms. Bauer will be happy to autograph these journals and copies of her books.

Her appearance in Wausau is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Valley Library Service, Wausau School District, and the Marathon County Public Library. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to see and hear a real author, and perhaps get started on a new career yourself!

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JUNE 14, 2011
Writing Workshop & Author Visit!
Improve your creative writing!

Join us on Tuesday, 6/28, 6-8pm @ MCPL Wausau for a fun and helpful video chat session with Sarah Beth Durst, author of Ice, Enchanted Ivy, Drink, Slay, Love, and other books for young adults. We will also have a few writing activities to help kick-start your inner creativity. Both adults and teens are invited to this event.

Bring your writing questions!

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View Sarah's website: www.SarahBethDurst.com

Find Sarah's books in the Library Catalog: www.mcpl.us?author=Sarah Beth Durst

Find books about "Creative Writing": www.mcpl.us?subject=Creative Writing

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DECEMBER 9, 2010
Check out Library E-Books on your Apple and Android portable devices!
MCPL is proud to announce: OverDrive's app for iPhone® & Android™ now supports eBooks.

With the free OverDrive Media Console app, you can download both EPUB eBooks and MP3 audiobooks directly to your device.

Get the app today and download library books on the go!

E-books from the library are available for a variety of portable devices, and e-readers. Click here to see if your device is compatible.

Go to MCPL's OverDrive Catalog to access e-books, audiobooks, and more!

If you have questions, or would like help, call 715-261-7200 or email info@mcpl.us


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DECEMBER 6, 2010
Wanted: Teen Artists and Writers!
Give us your best work for Marathon County Public Library's Teen Publishing Project!
Submit artwork, poetry, stories, and essays for publication on our website and the chance to be featured in our second annual magazine. (Click here to see last year's magazine).
 
Hurry! Time is running out! Entries must be in by December 31, 2010.

Click here to submit your work online, or if you'd rather submit a paper copy, click here for a printable submission form.

You can check out the entries we've already published online, and see the complete rules at http://www.mcpl.us/teenzone/publishing/

Call (715) 261-7200 or email teenzone@mcpl.us for more info.


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NOVEMBER 24, 2010
Beautiful ABC's
Thanks to students in Ryan Priebe’s art class at John Muir Middle School in Wausau,  the Library @ Wausau  has wonderful, original artwork to mark sections of Fiction books in the Teen Zone.    The letters  “A” by Danielle K. and “B” drawn by Alex S. are pictured here.   Other artists’ alphabet works on display are by Adam B., Renee H., Rachel S., Brad H., Miranda B., PJ Y., Tanner B., Curtis B., Patrick H., Samantha N., Kirsten M, Zenas L., Sydney H., and Miranda C.

The artistic “letters” will be on display through the end of the school year, and new creations  will be in MCPL Teen Zone the following school year.

Come and see these, and the rest of the unique alphabet creations,  in the Teen Zone on the second floor of the Wausau Library today!


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NOVEMBER 17, 2010
Need help with your History Day project?
Our friendly staff are happy to help during our regular hours of operation. If you can't make it to the Library in person, call the Reference Desk in Wausau at (715) 261-7230. You can also email us at ref@mcpl.us or use the "Ask a Librarian" window to communicate "live" with our Reference Staff.

Be sure to check out our National History Day Help page with lots of great online resources and links to help with your project!


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NOVEMBER 17, 2010
Teen Publishing Project | Deadline: 12/31/2010
Teens are invited to submit their poetry, stories, essays, and artwork for publication on our website and the chance to be included in our second annual magazine!

We’ve received dozens of entries to date, but we want more!

General Guidelines: (complete rules: www.mcpl.us/teenzone/publishing)
  • Include your full name (only first name, last initial will be published), grade, school, address, phone, title of your entry, and category (poem, story, visual)
  • Entrants must be in 6-12th grade at time of entry.
  • Entrants must be residents of Marathon County, WI.
  • Entries must be newly-created original work of the entrant, must not infringe upon copyright laws.
  • Entries must not have been previously published in a copyrighted print format.
  • Entries may not include obscene or offensive content.
  • Entrants may submit up to 10 entries per year.
  • Entry deadline: December 31, 2010.
Submit via email to teenpublishing@mcpl.us, or in person at any MCPL location.
Call (715) 261-7200 or contact us for details.


(from the MCPL Newsletter, Autumn 2010)


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OCTOBER 30, 2010
Teen Gaming Day!
Sat., 11/13, 1-4pm @ MCPL Wausau (Grades 6-12) -- Visit the Library for an afternoon of board games and video games! Plus, Johnny Cee Cards will be on-hand for awesome gaming demonstrations!

{{2010-10-29}}


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SEPTEMBER 10, 2010
Join Our Teen Advisory Group!
The MCPL Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is a great opportunity for teens to make a difference at the Library!

As part of TAG, teens recommend new materials for the library’s collection, assist with events, write reviews, create book displays, and help with other projects as needed. Members are asked to attend monthly meetings at the Marathon County Public Library in Wausau and volunteer for one hour each month.
 
If you would like to join TAG, please complete and submit an Interest Sheet, Letter of Recommendation, and a Marathon County Volunteer ApplicationPlease submit your applications by Friday, October 29th.
 
Our next TAG meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, November 16th from 6:30-8:00 at MCPL Wausau. If you have questions, please call (715) 261-7200 or email us.

{{2010-11-16}}


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JUNE 24, 2010
Check Out Our Video Game Collection!
Did you know the Library offers video games for checkout? This collection is only a few years old, but it's been growing rapidly in size and popularity. We offer video games for Nintendo Wii, Playstation 2, Playstation 3, X-Box, X-Box 360, Nintendo DS, PSP, and PC.

We've just added a large number of video games for all platforms and age levels, so even if you've browsed this collection before, you'll want to look again today!

The main collection is held at the MCPL Wausau Headquarters, but you can request these games for pick-up at any of our nine convenient locations throughout Marathon County! Video games may be kept for up to 14 days, with the ability to renew once for an additional 14 days (unless someone else has requested it in the meantime). You may only check out one game at a time, and there's a $1.00 per day late fee. (Click here to view our complete Check-Out Policies.)

You may browse our complete Video Game Collection online at the following link:
www.mcpl.us/teenzone/games

Plus, if you're at MCPL Wausau and have some time to kill, don't forget about the Gaming Corner in TeenZone on second floor! We have a PS2 connected to a big-screen TV and two networked computers for instant gaming action!

{{2010-08-23}}


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APRIL 30, 2010
Teen Book Club | "Life as We Knew It"
For Tuesday, May 11th, the Teen Book Club at MCPL Wausau will be reading Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer!

"When a meteor hits the Moon, Miranda must learn to survive the unimaginable. Told in journal entries, this heart-pounding story chronicles Miranda's struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all--hope--in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world."

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For future Teen Book Clubs, plus other teen events, watch www.mcpl.us/teenzone

For adult book clubs, visit www.mcpl.us/events/bookclubs


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